The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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This is a retelling of Homer's Odyssey for children, starting from the destruction of Troy and recounting the many dangers that Odysseus faced on his long journey home to Ithaca. Geraldine McCaughrean's lively and original style is complemented by Victor Ambrus's brilliant recreations of the ancient word and its monsters and gods. The paperback edition is now reissued with a new cover.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 203.2 x 276.86 x 7.62mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0192741837
  • 9780192741837

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"A lively, brief retelling with colorful, action-filled pictures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review"This serious retelling of the Odyssey, illustrated with lush watercolors and line drawings, is a modern prose version of Homer's epic tale about Odysseus's return from Troy. A good introduction to Homer and an exciting story."--Reviews from Parent Council"A real winner."--Children's Bookwatch"McCaughrean's fine retelling of Odysseus' wanderings is a heroic tale in the truest sense of the It captures all the drama and bloodcurdling action of the original work while making the story accessible to young people in language that is still vigorous and expressive.... Illustrations by Victor Ambrus complement McCaughrean's style perfectly, their bold colors and lively portrayals displaying all the energy of the text."--Booklist "A lively, brief retelling with colorful, action-filled pictures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "This serious retelling of the Odyssey, illustrated with lush watercolors and line drawings, is a modern prose version of Homer's epic tale about Odysseus's return from Troy. A good introduction to Homer and an exciting story."--Reviews from Parent Council "A real winner."--Children's Bookwatch "McCaughrean's fine retelling of Odysseus' wanderings is a heroic tale in the truest sense of the It captures all the drama and bloodcurdling action of the original work while making the story accessible to young people in language that is still vigorous and expressive.... Illustrations by Victor Ambrus complement McCaughrean's style perfectly, their bold colors and lively portrayals displaying all the energy of the text."--Booklist "A lively, brief retelling with colorful, action-filled pictures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review !d 1998/06/14 "This serious retelling of the Odyssey, illustrated with lush watercolors and line drawings, is a modern prose version of Homer's epic tale about Odysseus's return from Troy. A good introduction to Homer and an exciting story."--Reviews from Parent Council !d 1997/11/01 "A real winner."--Children's Bookwatch "McCaughrean's fine retelling of Odysseus' wanderings is a heroic tale in the truest sense of the It captures all the drama and bloodcurdling action of the original work while making the story accessible to young people in language that is still vigorous and expressive.... Illustrations by Victor Ambrus complement McCaughrean's style perfectly, their bold colors and lively portrayals displaying all the energy of the text."--Booklist "A lively, brief retelling with colorful, action-filled pictures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review ]d 1998/06/14"This serious retelling of the Odyssey, illustrated with lush watercolors and line drawings, is a modern prose version of Homer's epic tale about Odysseus's return from Troy. A good introduction to Homer and an exciting story."--Reviews from Parent Council ]d 1997/11/01"A real winner."--Children's Bookwatch"McCaughrean's fine retelling of Odysseus' wanderings is a heroic tale in the truest sense of the It captures all the drama and bloodcurdling action of the original work while making the story accessible to young people in language that is still vigorous and expressive.... Illustrations by VictorAmbrus complement McCaughrean's style perfectly, their bold colors and lively portrayals displaying all the energy of the text."--Booklistshow more

About Homer

Geraldine McCaughrean has also adapted One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, Canterbury Tales, El Cid, and Moby Dick for children. Victor G. Ambrus has illustrated over 200 books. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and lives in the UK.show more

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204 ratings
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4 39% (80)
3 21% (43)
2 8% (17)
1 1% (3)
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